Real Madrid Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.50
What a start for Zinedine Zidane on his return to Los Galacticos. His side brushed aside Celta Vigo in their opening match 3-1 and I’m expecting more of the same when lonely Valladolid visit the Santiago Bernabau. However, Valladolid did get an impressive over Betis last weekend and they’ll cause a shaky Real defence some trouble. With the win @ 1.20, I couldn’t get behind the match result, but @ 1.50 I like the value of Win & Over 2.5 Goals.
Valencia Draw No Bet @ 1.61
This isn’t exactly me getting behind Valencia, although they have had a good summer of business and look good for a top 4 challenge this time round. It’s against Celta Vigo and they really do look in trouble this season, after a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in which they lost 2-1 when Real had 10 men. I was tempted by the straight up Valencia win @ 2.20, however I really like the price and added security of Draw No Bet @ 1.61.
Barcelona – 1 Handicap @ 1.66
What can I say about Barcelona, without their talisman last week, they looked completely lost at sea. With the return of the mercurial Argentine, they’ll be looking to really get off with a bang after a tough loss last week. At the Camp Nou, they are literally unplayable and I’m expecting their annoyance at last week’s result to come to the forefront here. With Betis standing in their way, the likes of Messi, Suarez & Griezmann will be looking to get those goal scoring tallies up and running. You can get them -1 goal on the handicap @ 1.66 and that looks incredible to me, considering their frustration and how they will set out at home.
Atletico Madrid Win @ 1.80
A great start to the season as Diego Simeone’s side strolled to victory against last season’s surprise package Getafe. The level of dominance was clearly on show as the visitors didn’t have a single shot on target. They come up against a struggling Leganes side who were beating at home by newly promoted Osasuna last week and I expect a routine victory on Sunday.
Mallorca vs Real Sociedad – BTTS Yes @ 1.80
Both sides started the season with goals at the forefront with newly promoted Mallorca getting a good victory over Eibar 2-1 & Sociedad drawing with top 4 contenders Valencia 1-1. I really like the look of this one and expect the match to be very open with both teams expecting to get a result. The defences of both team’s looked shaky in their first matches and I’d expect both to capitalise on this going forward.